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home again. i've also been a resident of san francisco specifically in the marina for 42 years, so i am quite enthusiastic about this project. i have been a frequent user with my family of the big -- what we refer to as the big marina green, i've walked past the degaussing station, so i was one of the few people who understood what a degaussing station is, but it has been as pointed out, could certainly use quite an improvement and the idea that it is going to be run by a very responsible family operation is a real credit to park and rec for their selection process and we wholeheartedly, my family and i'm a member of the board of
directors marina association as well as -- and the first class of the nert, so i've been active in the community for a great number of years and enthusiastically support your hopefully approving this particular project, and also the notification issue is sort of a red herring, as pointed out, it's been made very public for a couple of years and since ms. kelly sent out e-mails to members of the marina community association, so if you're not a member, you come back later and claim i didn't hear about it, well, you haven't been very active to begin with if you haven't been getting the right notice as part of the association. thank you for your time. >> thank you. >> christian na* and then august. >> hello, commissioners, my name is christian na*, i'm the
manager as the regional market street location, and i could understand some of the concerns if it was a big corporate restaurant going in, but you have to understand that it's a very small neighborhood restaurant, and the main point that i'd like to emphasize is -- and wood house, it's how much they care, it's very noticeable how involved they are and i think that it's not just a place that serves food, it's a restaurant with heart and i think it would be a great way to preserve a very special thing to san francisco which is the degaussing station. >> thank you. >> august, and then we'll have tegwin louis tien and jake hair. >> hello, commissioner, my name is august, i'm the new chef for the wood house fish companies
and i wanted to state my hope that you would approve this lease for the wood house lease company as i'm excited to work with the brothers and their family, i feel like they're very good managers and restaurant tao*ur and they like to reach out to all their staff and make sure everybody is in a good space and happy employees, i feel this would be great for the city, i hope that you approve it. thank you very much. >> thank you. >> taguan louis time. >> i just wanted to voice my support for this project because i love these guys, i walk into that restaurant, i go to wood house often and you can really feel the community that they build there and i think
that they would do a great job up in the marina and i would love to sit and eat a fish taco there. thank you. >> thank you. >> jake hair. >> my name is jake, i'm the manager of the fill mo*r location, i was not born and raised in san francisco. i'm from a small country town, my father and i built our house with two hands, we're very close with my family and i think those facts are one of the main reasons why they hired me, to be friendly, to push the community atmosphere that the restaurants have and i know that it is intensely important for the restaurants to be integrate in the community and
i know that the new location would be just that. i am in complete support. >> thank you. >> is there any other public comment on this item? >> hello, commissioners and thank you for the opportunity to speak. my name's nick ago lair ra, i'm also a business owner here in san francisco, we have a salon in union square area and i had moved into the neighborhood when the family had opened the fish company on 14th street, one of our concerns at that time since it eats a main thorough fair was it was a busy corner, we hope these guys really keep an eye on the ball and keep the neighborhood clean and safe and from the day they've opened, they're on 14th
street, they've done nothing but paid special attention to the lighting, to the facilities, to the respect of their customers and a lot of our neighbors right there in the neighborhood have really welcomed them with open arms because of that respect the family feel that dill and tyler and rowen have done for a fish company. we welcomed them to that neighborhood and were able to go to the restaurant, we know it's going be a safe environment, just like 14th street and have a great place to take family, to take friends and they really created a safe environment in a city where you never know what you're going to get. i've really enjoyed the fact that we've become good friends and in a lot of ways business partners, we've taken them as examples as to how a business can be respectful if r the community, to their family and friends and likewise, we look
forward to becoming and being family and friends with them for many years and hope that you do approve this location there at the degaussing station. thank you. >> is there any other public comment? >> good afternoon, commissioners, here we are putting in commercial restaurant in the tide land, how about that. without even consent from the community, this recreation and park department is to violate the process of noticing anything, whether it's their meetings, whether it's a project, whether it's whatever it is, okay, you guys are the worst most illegitimate most
corrupt commissioners ever to take helm of recreation and park and the commission in this city. the last tree in san francisco is this open space, its lack of consumerism and here you are chopping it down right in front of the very people that paid to live across from a space that didn't have that, and they're up here telling you in your face, it's going to ruin my residents and you don't give a damn because that's what type of people you are, scum bags, you don't care about people in this city. >> you know, we respect the right of people to talk to this commission, we wish that you would be respectful to this commission. >> let me show you an order from the sunshine committee about the way you handle the recreation and park
department's stables. let me show you something here. >> this show as stable that was open for 130 years, it was closed without those people getting involved and that's the same thing that's happening here, the same thing that causes our parks to be closed when we've got enough money and the city and the state turns around and says we don't have the money, same sort of thing, you're just blowing information and facts way over our heads and circumventing the right process for doing business in this city. san franciscans, we don't need another restaurant in the tide land. we've got hundreds of restaurants in the city, we go to the tide land to get away
from the city but you don't seem to understand that, and to tell you the truth, standing up in front of here and looking at your faces irritates me. i mean, you guys don't even concentrate, look at gloria's face, it's like doing 150 emotions in one -- >> maybe we can eliminate the personalities and give us your message. >> my message is don't approve this project, no one doesn't want it. >> commissioner martin? >> is there any other public comment? >> there's one more. >> good morning, i want to speak on this, i want to speak
a little bit about this project. i've been watching all along here at the commission, i believe that mr. nevin, he must be going through a lot of stress, i think he wants to do a good job here, i've been listening in on it for quite a while now, the part i wanted to get on the public record had to do with merits, -- employment, whether there's going to be equality, men, women, and the other thing has to do with the civil rights of it, are you going to have different race people and that's what i would like to get on to the public record that by law and by the rules, it should be included in the hiring process because i myself would have made notice of other people that there is a possibility of employment through wood house.
on other matters of it being a historic site, they demagnetize it so it doesn't get as reactive. they don't even do that anymore, so the other part when they had to get wildlife, i like fishing out in front there, i like to get 67 pounds, but when you go looking around the house there, i think they're going to be -- a lot of neighbors are making a lot of noise and they want to do some legal type of maneuver, they can, but if you're going to get this project done and have already issued the rfp, i think it's time for this commission to make a decision that's going to be very important.
i see four people here, their livelihoods, this has dragged on for a long time and they have complied with nearly everything that's required. i looked over the package and that's all i have to say. i tried to speak civilly. thanks. >> and we appreciate that, thank you very much. er >> is there any other public comment on this item? seeing none, public comment is closed. >> commissioner martin, did you have a question? >> no. >> commissioner low? >> if cassandra can come back and address the public notice to the neighbors one more time. >> absolutely, i wanted to show again the list of neighborhood
organizations that were contacted, i did reach out to all neighborhood groups, this was also put in the marina times over the last couple of year, we also worked with supervisor ferrell's office on the outreach plan, we feel like we did an incredible amount of outreach on this project and there may be people that fall through the cracks, we did post on site as well so neighbors could see that weren't part of these neighborhood groups, that they were part of this project as well. >> that was both for the rfp process as well as the selection? >> i was not the project manager at the teem for the selection and the rfp, however, i know that a tremendous amount of outreach was put in place for those approval processes as well. >> commissioner, i think it's worth noting that this is the sixth public meeting before this commission on the topic.
there were commission meetings, publicly noticed commission meetings bh the rfp was first issued and then after the results of the rfp, the panels recommended selection also came before the commission. >> and to that point, mr. general manager, i do want to note that this is the second of at least 7 public meetings that we will need to go through with this lease agreement? >> no question, this is the first step, we're recommending the lease to be approved by the board of supervisors, they have a number of different approval processes that they still have to go through. >> i also want to since i still have the mic., in the lease that's being recommended to the board of supervisors, there is a provision which does have a
modern terrain of operations during operational period which ranges from closing business to 9 to traffic, garbage, so under the stewardship of the general manager, i think many of the concerns of the neighbors will be addressed and will be under the watchful eye of the general manager. . >> thank you, seeing no other comments, one, i notice in the letter from the marina community association, and i quote that the marina community association is please hated the recreation and park department has had a lot of outreach and. i say that recognizing that, one, we never reach everybody and two, we never please everybody. if you want to hear the
beginning of most public comments i make, they start with everybody in san francisco loves their park, everybody comes and comments on them and rarely do people ever agree. park visitor ares able to find accessible food to enhance their experience in their parks, a combination of restaurants and takeout service are well received by park visitors. this issue is not motivated and i don't want it construed as motivated by trying to generate
more revenue nor the park, this is an opportunity on a piece of property where the facility has gone dormant for years and it's the consensus of the staff and i believe it's the consensus of the commission that this is xakly the kind of use that's appropriate here. i think having said that that it's a compliment to the staff that we got the response we did from the wood house people, a family owned business that you read the rest of the letters from around town are admired for the way they do business, so i plan to support this and encourage everyone else to and i'll entertain a motion. >> so moved. >> it's been moved and seconded, all those in favor. aye. opposed none, it's unanimous, thank you very much. >> we are on item 8, general public comment continued, at this time, members of the public may address the commission on the item that is are within the subject matter jurisdiction of the recreation
and park commission and that do not appear on the agenda. is there any public comment? seeing, none, public comment is closed. we are on item 9, commissioner matters? >> don't see any. >> is there any public comment on this item? seeing none, public comment is closed. we are on item 10, new business setting. >> don't see any. >> is there any public comment on this item? seeing none, public comment is closed. item 11 is communications. is there any public comment on this item? seeing none, we are on adjournment. item 12. >> so moved. >> moved and seconded, all those in favor? >> aye. >> thank you very much. >> thank you.
>> we love our parks, but we love... >> and the community who is really the core of it all, came together and said what we need is a place for our teenager to play, not just play grounds for the kids and soccer fields but we need a skate park that will keep the kids home in the neighborhood so they can play where they live. >> the children in the neighborhood and it will be a major boone. and we have generations, the youth generations that will be able to use this park in different places. >> the best park in san francisco right here. >> creating place where people
we are here today with bay area artist jody chanel, and we are here to see the plaza where your piece has just been installed. >> i have been doing large-scale paintings in the galleries and museums, and the idea that in the future, i could do something that would hang out a little bit longer than the duration of the installation the kind of appeal to me. i quickly found out about the san francisco arts commission school and realized there was a pre-qualified school you had to apply to, so i applied to the. >> how long did it take you to develop this work for the plaza? >> this was a fast track project. design development was about a month. >> let's look at the beautiful
mural. i have never seen a mural created on asphalt. >> the heat of the asphalt, a new layer of asphalt. then, these wire rope templates that were fabricated for the line work get laid down and literally stamped into the asphalt, and then everything was hand-painted. >> maybe you could talk about some of the symbolism, maybe starting in the middle and working out. >> [inaudible] the flower of industry. >> it is like a compass. there's an arrow pointing north. >> within the great bear consolation, there are two pointed stars here. they typically lead one to the northstar, otherwise known as polaris. so i thought it has a layer of
theme. >> let's talk about some of the other elements in the peace. we are walking along, and there is a weather vane. there's a sweet little bird hanging on the side. what kind of bird is that? >> [inaudible] the smallest of the gulf species, and it lives around the bay area. >> you want to talk about the types of flour patterns that you send? >> [inaudible] around 1926 or so by the dahlia society. >> what is this bird here? >> that is the california quail. >> coming up here, we had a little blustery theme. what is this area here? >> this is supposed to be the side view, the expense of the golden gate bridge.
>> there it is. >> there are really beautiful elements of architecture still around, i would say that it gives that feeling over to the work. >> what are your hopes for it? >> that in a way it just becomes part of the area. i think it is starting to have that feeling. people utilize it. they sit and, and have their lunch and play on -- they sit and, and have their lunch and play on that -- they sit and come and have their lunch and play on it. just for it to be part of the neighborhood. that is my hope. >> is such a beautiful addition to our public art in san francisco. thank you for joining us. it was nice to meet you. and thank you for telling us about your beautiful mural. thanks for watching
"culturewire." >> 7 and a half million renovation is part of the clean and safe neighbor's park fund which was on the ballot four years ago and look at how that public investment has transformed our neighborhood. >> the playground is unique in that it serves a number of age groups, unlike many of the other properties, it serves small children with the children's play grounds and clubhouses that has basketball courts, it has an outdoor soccer field and so there were a lot of people that came to the table that had their wish
list and we did our best to make sure that we kind of divided up spaces and made sure that we kept the old features of the playground but we were able to enhance all of those features. >> the playground and the soccer field and the tennis fields and it is such a key part of this neighborhood. >> we want kids to be here. we want families to be here and we want people to have athletic opportunities. >> we are given a real responsibility to insure that the public's money is used
appropriately and that something really special comes of these projects. we generally have about an opportunity every 50 years to redo these spaces. and it is really, really rewarding to see children and families benefit, you know, from the change of culture, at each one of these properties >> and as a result of, what you see behind us, more kids are playing on our soccer fields than ever before. we have more girls playing sports than we have ever had before. [ applause ] fp >> and we are sending a strong message that san francisco families are welcome and we want you to stay. >> this park is open. ♪